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:its own repugnance of expelling a 
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; mended that the Senate delay vot- : 
ihg on expulsion until after a; 
federal judge rules on the New 

Mersey Democrat's motion to over- 
turn his conviction on nine counts '■- 
of bribery, conspiracy and other 
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:/■ Why wait? If Williams gets out of 
the conviction on grounds that he 
was "entrapped" by the FBI, will 
the Ethics Committee then change 

■ its view that the senator's conduct 

* was ethically repugnant? -; 
* Not likely. The Ethics Committee 
is not a court of law. Its function is 

T 7to determine whether a member's 

v conduct violates conflict-ottnter- 

"est rules and reflects adversely on 
the Senate, and whether the mem- 
ber is fit to continue holding an off- 
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The committee has determined 

that Williams is not fit. In suggest 

' ing that the vote be put of f, the 

committee seems to be hoping that 

"the judge will deny Williams's ap- 
peal, and that the senator will tiieri 
resign, thereby saving the mem- 
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September 11 , 1981 



Ronald Reagan 
White House 
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When the recent episode occurred when the Superintendant of Police 
arrested the F.B.I, "Sting man", I thought that it was quite 
amusing and "serve the F.B.I, right". Since then, however, I have 
had the opportunity to sit back and reflect on the ethics on what 
the Federal Bureau Of Investigation has done and I feel that this 
is basically wrong. That is to say, the entire "sting" or 
"Abscam" is morally wrong and therefore not justifiable. 

I am certain that it is a very fine point in law that we are dealing 
with in the case of the Bridgeport Police Superintendant and as 
to whether or not he was actually being bribed. We harken back 
only a few years to President Nixon and his administration where 
they would bend only more than a few laws in attempting to "protect 
the national defense". With this, as we all recollect, they justified 
wire taps, break- ins, etc. etc. 

My premise is that in almost anyone the possibility of being set 
up for a "scam" is ever present and as with many of these people 
I get the feeling all the time that the flesh is weak, although the 
spirit may be quite strong. I consider myself to be a decent, 
honest and law abiding tax paying citizen, but I must admit that 
if someone came up to me and waved $50,000 under my nose, if I 
would vote a certain way on a certain bill being presented in Congress 
that I would be similiary tempted to take it. The difference between 
a "scam operation" and entrapment are very fine and certainly my mind 
is not complex enough to separate these out. 

I think the F.B.I, and other govermental agencies that ; ai^ejin vol ved in 
these operations be give new directives and new motivation// Certainly 
the vast and lucrative drug trade that we have flying o\ir>borders, 
wrecking our youth and laying waste to tens of thousands of minds and 
bodies is vastly more important than proving that several 
and representatives are after all, flesh and blopd^ 

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The number of bank robberies and theft from state shipments, out and 
out fraud in the banking community, etc. are far more important than 
the paltry sums being dealt with in these procedures. 

I think you, as the Commander in Chief and as the President of this 
great nation can lend new direction to the F.B.I, and stop this 
shameful display of the F.B.I. 



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WASHINGTON -Ap- 
parently no one in Wash- 
ington is safe from the 
vicious accusations that keep seep- 
ing out of the FBI's raw files. The 
subterranean traffic in tittle-tattle, 
most of it as false as it is scur- 
rilous, has besmirched some of 
Washington's biggest reputations. 
The victims include such 
dignitaries as Secretary of State 
Alexander Haig, Speaker Tip 
O'Neill, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D- 
Mass., ex-Sen, Jacob Javits, R- 
N.Y:, Sen. Pat Moynihan, D-N.Y., 
Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., 
and House Judiciary Chairman 
Peter Rodino, D-N.J,, to name a 
few. . ■-..'■; : 

Most of the ugly, unfounded 
accusations can be traced to the 
infamous ABSCAM tapes, which 
were kept by undercover agents 
who tried to coax members of 
Congress into committing crimes. 
The tapes contain hundreds of 
hours of sordid dialogue, implicat- 
ing prominent politicians in shab- 
by conspiracies. But at the end of 
the ABSCAM investigation, after 
the exhilaration of the publicity 
and the trials was over, came the 
ruination of several lives, includ- 
ing those of innocent people. 

"Washington can be a cruel 
city," a subdued Alexander Haig 
told ihe after reading an FBI 
transcript about himself. The tran- 
script, reviewed by my associate 
Indy Badhwar, contains salacious 
statements that -have been in- 
vestigated and have been found 
untrue, the FBI informed the 
State Department. Still the docu- 
ment has been passed around the 
backrooms of Washington like a 
forbidden copy of a pornographic 
manuscript- ; ^> > 

Haig's accuser was Alfred 
Carpentier, an East Meadow, 
N.Y., businessman, who h& been 
sentenced to four years in prison 
in connection with the ABSCAM 
operation. While the secret FBI 
tapes picked up every word, he 
told of an alleged argument with 
Haig over a Haig acquaintance '— a 
man with underworld connections 
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Although the ABSCAM opera-;: 
tives agreed that Carpentier had a 
loose and vicious tongue, they not 
only leaked his foulmouthings 
about Haig but offered for the 
public record his tape-recorded 
accusations against Sen! D'Amato. 
Carpentier told FBI undercover 
agents that he had been paying off 
politicians. "No big numbers/' he 
said, "Five to ten grand /..* 
D'Amato may look to shake yotf 
down for a little more. The guy is 
definitely taking contributions. 
He's on the take." 

The judge hastened to em- 
phasize that there was "absolutely 
no proof" of any wrongdoing by, 
the maligned senator. ■.-.■■ 

Still another transcript de- 
scribes an elaborate plot to funnel 
moniey "to 10 or 12 congressmen" 
through a Republican campaign 
committee. This was proposed by 
William Rosenberg, a shady poli- 
tico, who promised that "when a 
favor is needed, at that time a 
congressman would assist." /■■■ 

In the tapes, Rodino is 
portrayed as "controlled by the 
New Jersey mob" and "backed by 
them" financially. Several other 
distinguished members of Con- 
gress, including Sen. Pat 
Moynihan, Sen. Russell Long, D- 
La., and House Democratic leader 
Jim Wright, D-Tex^s, are charac- 
terized as candidates for corrup- 
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All these unsubstantiated 
charges are being blown around , 
the country by an ill wind called 
ABSCAM. sk& ■-—-' -:/*■ *;r 

Footnote: The FBI refused to 
comment on the scandal-monger^/ 
ing on the grounds that the 
ABSCAM cases are still under 
investigation. Carpentier's lawyer, ' 
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I subscribe to "Spotlight," an unusual 
paper which might be described as "far rightish." 

I was about to discard part of this paper when 
I noted an article about an interesting person and his 
publication. I can* t locate preceding page. \ 

I don 1 t know if you* re familiar with 
this paper, or if this article may be of interest to 
anyone in the building. Possibly. 



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.-. . ism), and Sandy Williams would always 
bring along one of his "models" during 
a night on the town. While the "model" 
'was ostensibly Sandy Williams's date, 
she would inevitably end up with the 
. ;■• senator. : j'v T~ ; , *:M* t l ;.^*'^<£^"-v:- '"--. 
Williams was a loud~ chanipion of 
Sandy Williams's often bizarre and rare- 
ly fruitful business schemes and the sen. 
ator thought nothing of soliciting in- 
vestors in these ventures among his 
friends and associates. Williams, who 
was granted immunity by the federal 
prosecutors in return for his testimony 
against the senator, was described by the 
New York "Times" as having had close 
contacts over the years with "persons 
reputedly connected with tfie under- 
tworld.?; ~ : y^\*"J>xJ t .£*.:t,\. 

* One such individual with alleged 
mob connections with whom both Sen. 
Williams and Sandy Williams had con- 
tact was a New Jersey used car dealer 
named "Tony" who was described by 
our source as "a very fat, loud-talking 
individual who made a point of never re- 
vealing his last name." Sen. Williams, at 
one point some years ago, was helping 
Tony find buyers for a string of four 
New Jersey personal finance companies 
that he owned. Our source revealed: "I 
looked into those companies with an eye 
toward possibly purchasing them. They 
smacked of being organized covers for 
loan sharking." ,- 

• And a fourth factor that again 
foreshadowed -the; senator's recent 
troubles was his involvement with Sandy 
Williams in a deal that resulted in the 
sale of Paradise Island to the mob-con- 
nected Resorts 'international gambling 
corporation. When The SPOTLIGHT 
contacted Williams's office over a year 
ago for comment on this transaction, an 
aide would say only that there would be 
. "no comment" on the deal that saw 
Williams's friend Huntington Hartford 
sell the tropical island to Resorts Inter- 
national, which quickly turned it into an 
off-shore gambling haven. . > . . - 

These incidents are only a few of the r 
mOre blatant ways in which "Pete" 
Williams wheeled and dealed his way 
from his self-styled role as the "poor 
man's senator," to a powerful commit- 
tee chairman who not long ago was able 
to come up with $372,000 in cash to pur- 




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the eretwWle publisher, left, with his then chief invest 



luxurious and smartly decorated resi- 
dence was added to other properties that 
included a luxury condominium in the 
Caribbean and properties in southwest 
Washington that had been acquired by 
Mrs. Williams prior to her marriage to 
the senator. - - ;:i:\ 

CHOKING BACK EMOTION 

Despite the long and inglorious 
history, columnist Anderson has gone to 
great lengths to make Pete Williams into 
the number one victim of Abscam. Col- 
umn after column has concentrated on 
the raw deal handed to New Jersey's 
senior senator by the vicious and vindic- 
tive feds out to get a liberal Kennedy 
Democrat. This is an argument that is 
true in the case of the six congress- 



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An interesting sidelight to the current 

efforts by columnist Jack Anderson to 

forestall, or at least influence favorably, 

the upcoming vote on the expulsion of 

| Sen. Harrison Williams (D-N.J.) came 

i to light just before press time. v .&.*#' 

I The SPOTLIGHT^ 
that; there' is a current battle raging 
among the stockholders of the now de- 
funct "Investigator" magazine/ whose 
demise was preceded by and perhaps 



Anderson while he remains a stockhold- 
er in the old "Investigator," it was 
ascertained that an "anonymous 
friend" of Anderson had to put up 
$50,000 to publish arid circulate the first 
issue of the."new" Magazine. - 
;> When pressed by Armes's attorney, 
: the former chief executive officer of the 
"Investigator,"~BjU Adkins, was com- 
pelled to bring into court a copy of the 
new publication which is due out on or 
about December 8. Strangely, the maga- 
zine devotes a substantial portion of its 



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due out on 01 ^wh£wished 'to remain anonymously 

ely, tncmaga- -^ Concurrently the opening of the de- 
portion of its bate on the expulsion of Sen. WilEahu 
"Diary of an ^ has been [postponed from December i to 



comparative passing— but' which is hard- 
ly true in the case of Williams. - • ^ 

Perhaps the most maudlin and bizarre 
example of Anderson's seeming obses- 
sion with Williams's alleged innocence 
was a July 13 column that veered sharply 
from Anderson's usual muckraking tone 
into a blatant effort to elicit public sym- 
pathy for the senator. 
;. Written after Williams's conviction in 
federal court, the article dealt with the 
then-upcoming hearing by the Senate 
Ethics Committee. It describes how his 
colleagues refused to postpone the hear- 
ing to give Williams more time to pre-' 
pare and how they denied his request 
that former Sen. , Robert Morgan 
(D-N,C.) be allowed ro serve as his at- 
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V; / A secretary came in and handed WD-" 
liams a sealed envelope. The senator's 
hands trembled as he opened it. He 
stared at the letter and his face dropped. 
His eyes moved across, the page again * 
and again. •-.^.•■-■, -.- '^..^v^.-,, ' 

"Then, in a low voice, choking back 
his emotion, Williams said :*They won't 
postpone (the hearing).' " . - ; Jm . ■ ■ v 7 
The article went on to depict Williams' ■_ 
as a beleaguered man who was now en- 
meshed in a variety of legal maneuvers " 
and who not only got a raw deal from 
the feds but was now getting a raw deal 
from his Senate colleagues. It went on to ; . 
note that the Ethics Committee had 
vetoed his choice of ex-Sen; Morgan as 
counsel, because Morgan had served on 
the committee through 1980 and had 
been privy to some discussions of the 
Williams case ** r „ - * 

It also noted that Williams wanted to 
make the hearing "the most profound 
examination" of Abscam to date. And it 
carries Williams's charge that the jury at 
his criminal trial had been denied impor- 
tant evidence that he wanted brought 
out in committee. " 

Despite this sympathy-invoking PR 
ploy on behalf of Harrison Williams, his 
colleagues ultimately voted 5-0 for his 
expulsion, a matter that will be taken up 
by the full Senate some time in January.: 

Why Jack Anderson is $6 committed : 
.to centering his attack on Abscam 
around the plight of Harrison Williams 

. presents an intriguing question. '.-/-*-:-- 

\ Thus motions of Anderson's readers - 
are left to ponder the question of why % 
man who evidenced a long history of in- 

; volyemeot in spurious transactions, al-i 
lowed his wife to bec6me tied to a New • 
Jersey gambling casino venture while she 
was employed by the committee he 
chaired, and accumulated almost 
$400,000 in cash for the purchase of a 
Georgetown residence should be depict- 
ed as an innocent pawn caught up in a 
White House-inspired political vendetta. 
.While the trap sprung oh the six 
House members appears, in fact, to have 
been politically motivated, the probe of 
Harrison Williams was long overdue.-: 
Why Jack Anderson won't recognize 
that fact is a question that should be. .>- 

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are such as to depict Williams and his 
wife as the ultimate innocents. They 
nave even gone so far as to include a pic- 
ture of the couple. sitting on a tree 
stump, much like two children in love. 
holding hands. ,^^ - * ^ r <> -J'-- 
; Attorneys for Armes pressed the que* 
tion of the source of the $56,0fJ0. 
"J??-, ac ?° r <ting to our source, then 
said thai it was a loan from someone 



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hypocritical attempt to portray him as a 
t victim and his wife as a persecuted inno- 
, cent bystander. Strange actions indeed 
I for Anderson, who allegcdry ran up iui- 
; paid bills totaling almost $300,000 dur- 
. mg his stewardship of the "Inyesti- ''; 
. gator*' and who claims that there are no v - 
. funds available to pay off the debt that ^S 4 ^ 
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A its control from Armes. < ^ m ?/$.*. ifi '-> 
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While I was glancing through the newspaper last night, this certain 
article cought my attention. It was concerning the ABSCAM trials. 
The FBI lead two innocent men and one legitimate business to believe 
that there was a firm from the Mid-East which wanted their services. 
The FBI lied and offered bribes to keep these men from finding out 
that there was no such company so as not to blow their _COYer. This 
resulted in a great loss of money and business. . 

I'm happy to see the corrupt congressmen convicted and out of office, 
but not at the expense of others. I think the government was over- 
stepping its boundsjand should apologize to this company and let others 
know that their credit is good. This kind of thing should never 
have happened. I think more discretion should be used before attempt* 
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Honorable William H. Webster 
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Dear Director Webster: 




If this report is true, it raises grave questions regarding 
<U« ethics as well as the legality of the FBI techniques used in 
fee Abscam fnveltigation. A? they are reported in this article, 
.such fraudulent FBI methods appear ^/^f ^fare designed 
[ pro F tfct P thrfnnocen^fwe^ 

« rS^J^iSrin^ so^t of% prfclous v^tLi.ing and 
possibS illegal manner which this article suggests. 

t am enclosing a copy of the Anderson column. I would aPP"- 

Necessary ana why S ?hef LSnot -sidered violative of eithe, : 
.the law or FBI Procedure. ^^J 1 ^^ viSims of the Abscam 
has been done ^^^^urren? Bureau poUcy would allow the vie- . 
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During the Abscam operation, 
members of Congress were conned 
by the FBI into taking bribes and 
engaging in corrupt business deals. 
That much has been made dear. 

What has escaped public atten- 
tion, however, is the fact that legit- 
imate businessmen were also conned 
by the FBI's operatives. What's 
worse, these honest businessmen - 
were victimized for personal profit 
by the con artiste who were enlisted 
by the FBI to entrap congressmen. 

Here's the story of just one com- 
pany, Intersea Fisheries, which was 
put out of business by Abscam. The 
FBI recklessly ruined this perfectly 
legitimate business enterprise to pro- 
tect its phony Abscam cover. 

The California-based firm num- 
bered among its directors the re- 
spected shipbuilder Don Vaughn 
and Jean Michel Cousteau, son of 
the prestigious undersea explorer 
Jacques Cousteau. 

Intersea Fisheries was suckered 
into the Abscam trap by the FBI's 
con men— and was given no help 8t 
all when it asked the FBI for infor- 
mation that might have extricated it 
from the trap, 



The FBI preferred to let Intersea 
Fisheries go down the drain, rather 
than stop its hirelings from working 
their private scam on the company. 

From interviews and a sworn de* 
position, my associate Indy Badhwar 
has pieced together the con game 
devised by an FBI lackey named 
Joseph Mell2er. In February, 1979, 
Denver accountant Richard Stanc- 
zyk was retained by a dient to check 
out Intersea as an investment oppor- 
tunity. Stanczyk, a former Internal 
Revenue Service investigator, was to 
be ruined by the FBI's game. 

He gave Intersea high marks, 
largely on the basis that an outfit 
called Abdul Enterprises was going 
to finance the company's venture to 
build three tuna boats. Unknown to 
Stanczyk, Abdul Enterprises was the 
FBI's phony Abscam corporation. It 
wasn't about to provide financing. 

Stanczyk signed on as a consul- 
tant to Intersea; his job was to bring 
investors into the project until the 
Arab money from Abdul Enterprises 
materialized. Theit was, of course, 
no such money* But Meltzer, the 
FBI's pet con man, received thou- 
sands of dollars b commissions. 

As part of its scheme to lend le- 
gHimcy to Abdul Enterprises, the 
FBI had arranged for a vice presi- 
dent of Chase Manhattan to lie 
about the spurious Arab company's 
assets. When Intersea called Chase 
Manhattan, the inquiring official 
was assured that the money was 
there. 



Another legitimate broker, KaK 
Gulve, was roped in on the project^ 
Reassured by meetings with theT 
FBI's Arab tfaeiks," Gulve 'ipeitf? 
$50,000 of his own money traveling^ 
in this country and in Europe pfc-* 
moting the Intersea deal Stanczyk 
and Gulve grew suspicious about 
Meltxer and his "Arabs* *fter 
months of runaround. They relayed 
their doubts to the FBI's San Diego- 
office. But the FBI did nothing to 
warn Intersea to back off from any. 
dealings with Abdul Enterprises. In- 
stead, complaints were referred to- 
Meltzer, the FBI con roan. • -. ;'-. 

On Halloween, 1979, FBI agent*", 
swooped down on Intersex's head-' 
quarters and carted off 27 cartons of 
files.- Apparently, this was another 
protective measure to keep the busi= • 
nessmen's suspicions about Abdul 
Enterprises from leaking out 

But an agent answered the com*' 
pany's telephone, telling callers that 
the firm's employes were under arm- 
rest Foreign business interests, in- 
cluding Matsui Corp. of Japan, were 
scared away by statements that In- 
tersea was under FBI investigatioa ' 

No Intersea official was arrested' 
nor charged with a crime, for the 
simple reason that they had done 
nothing except rely on FBI lies. 

Accountant Stanczyk lost more 
than 5200,000, his business, his di- 
ents and his marriage. He contem- ; 
plated suicide. The other consultant, • 
Gulve. also lost his business, and* 
some $900,000 in commissions. 



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By STEVEN V. ROBERTS 

WASHINGTON, March "4 — A? the 
Senate deckles whether to expel Senator 
Himr-32 A. Williams Jr., a second issue 
ryrs throj&h the debate: the conduct of 
the F.B.I, in organ! rirg its Abs^cam 

Cptration. 

Accordingly, the Senate 
dcw f^en^ like! v to adopt a 
r ^ 5w > proposal, sponsored by 
A^Jjyis Sera tors A!an Cranrtcn, 
Democrat of California, 
, and Ted Srevgns, Republi- 
can cf Alaska. They want to establish an 
^farvtstigstion of F.B.I, methods end 
; recommend "what protections nay be 
J i^:fc*5djy lopr-servs tbt independence 
and integrity of Congress," as Senator 
, CrLTiFton put it. Some kvmakers say 
. the case could lead Congress to enact a 
darter for the bureau. 
; 'The Williams case is secondary to 
i the more Important Constitutional 
j issue," asserted Senator Orrin G. 
[ Hatch, Republican of Utah and chair- 
j man of the Constitution subcommittee 
of the Judiciary Committee. "Can the 
I executive branch, over a prolonged peri- 
od, continue to entice an otherwise hon- 
est person, until his honesty breaks 
down?" 

Charges Against Williams • 

Senator Dtsmis DeCoocini of Arizona, 
the ranking Democrat on the subcom- 
mittee, added; "Whatever happens to 
Pete Williams, all of this will very likely 
force the need for a charter and over- 
sigh: of the F.B.I. It's long overdue — 
tookmg." 

Senator Williams, a New Jersey 
Democrat, was charged with accepting 
a hidden interest in a titanium mine, in 
exchange for using his influence to ob- 
tain contracts for the mine. The whole 
deal was set up by the F.B.I, as part of 
Its Abscam operation, and Mr. Williams 



was c aoicted on nine felony charges 
prwiLg out of the investigation. The 
Semt? Fihics Committee has n=om- 
' t'Cnibi tLi t^puirioa, and tfc-s Senate is 
debsSns that motion. 

Senator Williaias and his allies are 
trying to put the F.B.I, on trial in the 
Senate, and use the outrage trains: the 
bureau to bolster his case. At a news 
cczSzrezx: today, Mr. Williams empha- 
sized the t^efstion that "for the first 
time, the r-spiratioa cf powers of (he na- 
tional Gr-*emment has been broken in 
thifihshion." 

- ZDocye Joins Attack on FJ3 JL 

thst night Senator Daniel K. Irouve 
the Hawaii Dcatcrat who is defending 
Mr. W il l iams on the floor, also attacked 
the bureau's conduct in the case. 

"Evta with the finest organisations, 
there are case? that go awry," he f-aid. 

Th-j Army had its My Lai; the White 
House bad its Watergate, and the F.B.I, 
hax its Ahsram." 

Senator Xncuye told his colleagues 
that each one of them was egotistical 
and self-important, and vulnerable to 
the kind of enticements used in the Wil- 
liams case. 

_"What will also be .shown," the 
navaiian said, "is that there is a will- 
ingness to deliberately Bet up com- 
pletely innocent and honorable people 
So I say that I think it could happen to 
anyone of ua. M . 

Sees Tainting' From Expulsion 
If Mr. Williams Is expelled, Mr. 
Inouye asserted, the "Senate itself will 
be tainted" by appearing to ratify the 
"highly questionable and perhaps ille- 
gal activities of the F.B.I, agents and 
their con man assistant." 

Senate leaders have insisted, how- 
ever, that the examination of the F.B.I. 
should be separated from the Williams 
case, and most lawmakers aeem to be 



accepdng that advice. In short, theyare 
saying that the bait might have teen 
dangJed in fetat of Mr. Villivms in w 
urJernxiiite way, but we are only judg- 
ing bis ethical reaction to the bait/.not 
how it got there. -;• . 

But when the Williams case Is ovfcf, 
the Senate s^^rni determined to explore 
the questions raided by the F.B.I.'s ao- 
tiaos. And the first Issue is whether any 
basic, individual rights were violated tw 
the operation. • • 

»/r c S^tor Gtzrz* J. Mirchdl.'i 
Maine Democrat and former Federal 
Judge phrased it, "Where is the line be- 
tween the apprehension of t criminal 
end the fostering of criminal actiMty for 
the purpose of cxOTicaon?" .v.; 

Hetch Calls Case t Lsndmart, -\ * 

Senator Hatch noted that the Wilfiami 
e*se was being appealed, end caressed 
the nope that the conviction w^uld bt 
overturned an the due-process ground 
"This Is an important landmark casein 
criminal law," he said. * -I* 

The second issue Is whether the FJht 
violated the rights of the Senate, andthe 
separation of powers, by focusing." its 
opera^on on members of Congress. -2- 

"I think the separation ofpowersHi' 
enormously important," said Senator 
Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania ReptfbiJV 
can and former District Attorney. vj%' 
have any possibility of a chiPing effed 
on the independence of the Senate is-tfb-' 
aolutely app alling ." 

Mr. Specter suggested that such, a 
"chilling effect" might have already 
begun. And last night, Senator Incwye 
said that more than half the Senate bad 
been frightened enough to check their 
telephones for wiretaps, 

"Our role is supervisory over "the 
whole government, including the 
F.B.L " Senator Specter said. "If We 
ion't have our Independence, we doa't 
lave anything/' 



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Dear Senator Xnouye: 

Well you're still at It. Always with the mouth, Carried away with your 
inflated appraisal of your esteemed position. Kaybe you'll become un- 
esteesed if your constituents grow a brain and put you out to work for, 
a living. 

Iou pass Judgement that no judgement should be passed against Harrison. 
Williams, the chiseling Senator that #>t caught. You're very benevolent. 
Inouye apeaks-nation listens with bowed heads. Tau and your buddies in 
the Senate are actually liable to let him off, and back to business »a 
usual. All Mr. Clsans again, just don't *et caught again and^nafcv^to* all 
look like what we are. ^yJy^XjJ 

What's your beef against ths FBI T Tou don't like the way -they do things 
Would you like to put clamps on then so they play ths game with your set 
of rules? This F3I that you're rapping, if they caught one of their own 
with his hand in the till they would amputate to the shoulder. If it wasn 
for that outfit we Americans would have been up ahit creek long before yoi 
attained snot-hood. Don't rock the PBI boat, as you're fucking -wlthf.an 

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may be regarded by you and your buddies as peculiar behavior. .,'Ve, &et the 

vdry best return on our Investment in that outfit, and for the moat part _ 

they are too busy to spend time and figure angles to hustle raises for 

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esteemed Senator !,.rrison Williams. Do you par ^ him and restore him to 
a position of trust along with the rest of you Mr. Cleans? The FBI is the 
real culprit. The despicable FBI conned him ihto it like the despicable 
whore who pulled up her dress in the alley for the minister and she ^orrupt. 
him by creating* a trap/ and goaded, and cajoled him with "her; bare m«j1;^_ 
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Re; trial of senator Harrison Williams in the Abscam affair. 

First, I trust the Senate will consider facts in the case and not 
whether Senator V/illiams is a Democrat or a Republican. I believe 
in fair play. 

Facts are: 

1. As a Senator, ./illiams has been in Washington for over 
years and knows right from wrong. 

2. Noone held a gun to his head to make him act as he didS 

3. He desparatcly wanted a huge amount of money for his mil 
venture. Who had more money than a foreign country lot 
with oil? 

4* He had any number of occasions to say No but passed it by. 
5« The Senator claims he did nothing wrong. How could l/illiams 

be on trial yet lie like a rug even though caught red handed 

on a hidden camera? He really made a fool of both himself 

and his wife during his trial. 
6. He didn*t offer to take a lie detector test. This to me helped 

prove him guilty. 
7« Senator v/illiams charged the FBI tried to coerce and entice him 

into criminal activity* The FBI \/as merely testing the honesty 

and integrity of a Senator representing a few million honest N.J. 

citizen. The Senator failed the test. *ui open and shut case. 

8. I an a few million other N.J. residents have no need for the likes 
of Williams to represent them in Washington. 

9. I feel the Senate should strip Williams of all his pension. 
10. V/e must keep all members of Congress Clean even if we must fcaVe 

twenty Abscam trials a year. 



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In closing, my feelings are we also need Abscam trials on *i £jf 
level and the FBI j should maintain a list of Senators not voting 
for the expulsion of senator Williams as they are possible can- 
didates for future investigations. 




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First, I wish to offer our support for the Bureau's position 1 
on ABSCAM that many are very critical. We certainly feel 
there vas no entrapment involved. Greed is the culprit and 
greed is what convicted our very pious Congressmen. 

My son was so impressed with the handling of ABSCAM by the 
Bureau, he has expressed interest in one day seeking employ- 
ment there. Could you advise us of the current require- 
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Thank you, in advance, for an early reply and a heartfelt \ 
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We at the Sudbury Church wish to extend our congratulations for 
the FBI's Abscam operation. You have done a great service In reminding 
our parishioners that honesty Is the best policy. 

Many have become cynical, and do not believe this any more. The 
ministers can point to Abscam as one example (and certain other indicted 
public officials), and state with conviction that no one Is ever beyond 
the reach of the law. 

The Sudbury Church admires your work not only In Abscam, but In 
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FBI director. 

We would appreciate any messages you might send to our parishioners, 
We all thank you for your attention. 

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FBI that they do so much to keep our country strong. 

; I feel that Harrison Killiams got just what he deserve* and the store he 

i blabs about it, the less I trust him. 

In view of the above, I am sure that our much maligned and sadly 
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Dear Sir: 

I am disgusted with the actions of certain US Senators 
who are criticizing the FBI because "one" of their mem- 
bers "suffered*' as a result of the so-called ABSCAM 
investigation. 

If they are not honest and ethical, they certainly do not 
belong in the US Senate or any other governmental body. 

If they cannot resist temptation, they should pay the 
piper just like everybody else. 

Keep after the rascals - harder!! 

I sincerely hope that you will not be intimidated by this 
Senate investigation, I also hope that you will use it as 
a way to remind government officials that their employees, 
the voters, expect them to be honest.I, for one, am tired 
of people in high office thinking they can break or bend ^~ ; ^ 
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Mr. Cranston, vejxe life-long Democrats. We always voted for you, 

1. That Senator Harrison William should have been expelled - we 
are Democrats but not willing to go along with anyone dishonest. 

2. That we want more ABSCAM, not less 

3. That he should not receive a $45,000.00 a year pension 

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No HONEST man would ever take a bribe , under any circumstance or 

situation. NEVERl 



A crook caught by any method makes that method justified. A Croo! 
is a crook, is a crookj 



The Congressional threat to the FBI today proves possible 
Congressional guilt in many quarters. 

Please tell us what you would have done under the same circumstances 
Senator Harrison was in? We begin to wonderJ How could you ever 
expect us to vote for you again?? We, as individuals, are not 
afraid of investigation. 

Remember the policeman hiding behind the billboard to catch speeders? 
We always said, "If we are driving faster than legal limits we should 
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I an writing the following letter today to our Kentucky U.S. senators, 
Wendell Ford and Walter "Dee 11 Huddle st on: 
"Dear Senator: 

I would like to express ray appreciation to you for the wire service 
report of your intended vote on the issue of expelling a U.S. Senator and 
also to express my appreciation for the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
for its success in spotlighting several Congressional members by an under- 
cover investigation called "ABSQAH." 

I believe the FBI's record now stands ta^i'agaio-^nS no further 

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I would solicit your aid in giving the FBI sufficient funds not 

only to ferret out others in the Congress but also in the bureaucracies 

for the purpose of reducing waste cf taxpayers money and defioa^ pending. 

I do not think the Reagan administratTotriias not 

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I am dismayed by news media reports of^'V resolution intro- 
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for an investigation of the Justice Department and its tactics 
used in the "Abscam" investigation. 

Self serving statements made by a public official con- 
victed of violating the public trust by selling his influence, 
certainly is not sufficient reason for the Senate to consider 
placing restraints on law enforcement* 

This action came out of the expulsion hearing and debate 
concerning former Senator Harrison Williams, who was also 
quoted as saying, "I didn't get a fair shake from the Ethics 

Committee" . 

Mr, Williams was convicted after a public trial before a 
jury of his peers, as guaranteed by the Constitution for all 
our citizens. 

We, in this nation, have probably the most complex system 
of jurisprudence in the world in order to safeguard the rights 
of citizens accused of a crime. Further, we have a system of 
appealing convictions to ensure review by some of our best 
legal minds, which further ensures safeguarding of rights, 
especially in complex matters of law that a jury may not be 
able to comprehend. 

Mr. Williams had his trial, his appeal of the conviction 
denied, and he is now attempting to use the Senate to avenge 
his hurt feelings and removal from office. 

As a public official, I can appreciate a colleague, whose 
career and reputation has been ruined, warning, "This could 
happen to you". / ^ / / / - ° ' -~ -' 

However, I feel that I conduct myself, in my office, in a 
manner so that I am confident that I would never be convicted 
of a crime , for any of my official acts. Which is not to say 
that I don't make mistakes in Judgement which could cause a 

law enforcement agency to look upon me with suspicion y and- 

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Senator Patrick Moynahan 
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Dear Senator : 

I am dismayed by news media reports of a resolution intro- 
duced in the Senate by Senators Cranston and Stevens calling 
for an investigation of the Justice Department and its tactics 
used in the "Abscam" investigation. 

Self serving statements made by a public official con- 
victed of violating the public trust by selling his influence, 
certainly is not sufficient reason for the Senate to consider 
placing restraints on law enforcement. 

This action caitfe out of the expulsion hearing and debate 
concerning former Senator Harrison Williams, who was also 
quoted as saying, "I didn't get a fair shake from the Ethics 
Committee", 

Mr. Williams was convicted after a public trial before a 
jury of his peers, as guaranteed by the Constitution for all 
our citizens. 

We, in this nation, have probably the most complex system 
of jurisprudence in the world in order to safeguard the rights 
of citizens accused of a crime. Further, we have a system of 
appealing convictions to ensure review by some of our best 
legal minds, which further ensures safeguarding of rights, 
especially in complex matters of law that a jury may not be 
able to comprehend. 

Mr. Williams had his trial, his appeai of the conviction 
denied, and he is now attempting to use the Senate to avenge 
his hurt feelings and removal from office. 

As a public official, I can appreciate a colleague, whose 
career and reputation has been ruined, warning, "This could 
happen to you". 

However, I feel that I conduct myself, in my office, in a 
manner so that I am confident that I would never be convicted 
of a crime , for any of my official acts. Which is not to say 
that I don f t make mistakes in judgement which could cause a 
law enforcement agency to look upon me with suspicion, and 
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him personally, points out to all our citizens that no man is 
above the law, regardless of his high position. It also 
serves as a warning to present and future public officers, 
that they cannot act with impunity and line their pockets at 
the expense of the public. This will in turn help to restore 
confidence in our government and law enforcement. 

Therefore, I strongly urge you to vote'^tn opposition to 
any resolution for an investigation or legislation that will 
dilute or impede law enforcement, especially when based on 
the facts as is now before the Senate. 



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I am writing you as t private citi; 
fine work they did in th ef Abscam case. 

For the past week I have seen politicians and the news media take 
the Bureau to task for their work in the unfolding of corrupt politicians. 
And now they state that they are going to investigate the Bureau! 

I believe in rights, but one wonders why these same people worry more 
about politicians rights other than we citizens. 

If there was one event that made all of us proud of the Bureau it was 
the Abscam case. To us it proved that no one was above the law, there was 
justice. 

After all honesty and integrity filter down from the top and if we 
can't trust our elected officials, we have faith in no one. 

So take their fire as you can believe that all us out here are in your 
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of ftew Jersey to fix old Harrison Williams and remove 
him from his position of power in the Senate. 

Without going into the reasons why I have always 
thought him to be dishonest, suffice it to say that 
I am sure the Pj3I had good cause to select him as 
one of the senators most ready to sell the influence 
of his office. 

•i'he operation was carried off with supreme skill. 
In spite of all the guff from the media, among my 
friends and acquaintances I have not heard one word 
of criticism against "Abscam". The results speak 
for themselves! 

I shall always be grateful to the FBI for getting 
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Dear Mr. Webster: 

Being just an old taxpayer (nearing 80) and always being 
an admirer of the FBI and liking J. Edgar Hoover. .way back. 
I want to paaise and thank you for 'Abscam'. It brings back 
confidence in our government. 

There is something that I should have brought to your 
attention before. I feel ashamed for not doing it. .but 
unless I have IOO96 knowledge. .1 have sat back with some things 
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I have written to the editors of numerous """'" " >-- -- 

newspapers throughout our country expressing 

my disapproval of those senators who opposed 

the expulsion of Harrison Williams and actually 

supported him in the ABSEFAM scandel. I also 

voiced ay approval of the FBI in their methods 

and vociferously opposed those liberal senators 

who have seen fit to condemn the FBI in this 

matter. It is my opinion-, and I am sure it is 

the same opinion of any other intelligent 

citizen, that those political leaders back there 

in Washington who were engaged in these bribes 

and attempted bribes, are as crooked as any common 

criminal we take off the streets and that any 

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interests of any decent citizen in this nation. 



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I have taken the liberty of sending you a copy of my letter to 

Senator Cranston protesting his accusation that the FBI may have 

acted improperly in the Abscam operation. As you can see I also ..• * 

sent*. a copy to our President. 

I admire all of those involved with Abscam. Especially when 

you knew it may cause the Dept. problems later. Everyone I have 

talked to have the same feeling of admiration. 

Our FBI is doing a great job and I hope you can reinstate the 

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Hon. Alan Cranston 
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Washington, D.C. 20510 

Dear Mr. Cranston, 

I am very concerned about your defence of Sen. Harrison A. 
Williams. Your statement that he has not been convicted of a crime 
is an insult to the intelligence of the American taxpayers. He was 
vidio taped using both hands to stuff money into his pockets and 
as a result was found guilty of a felon in a court of law. When a 
politician sells his office to anyone for personal gain is a trait- 
or to the people he represents. 

The double standards of justice that is practiced by both the 
Senate and the House of Representitives is an insult to the American 
people. Examples are the cases of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, Sen. Herman 
Talmadge, Sen. William Langer and those involved in Abscam and 
Korea-Gate. On the otherside of the coin, you all fought hard to 
convict anyone involved in Watergate. In my opinion Watergate was 
insignificant when compared to the crimes committed by Mr. Williams, 
and those above. He should not have been allowed to resign so he 
could continue to draw benefits from the Nation that he tried to 
cheat. 

Your statement that the FBI may be guilty of misconduct is lud- 
icrous. The agents involved in Abscam should be given a commendation, 
raise and possibly a promotion for their excellent work. Any invest- 
igation of the FBI for Abscam is merely an attempt to coerce the 
FBI from further attempts to catch and convict more crooked, money 
grabbing politicians. This country needs more Abscams- not less. I 
personally feel that a special department should be established in 
the FBI that would only attempt to bribe politicians at levels of 
government and when a bribe is accepted, prosecute to the full ex- 
tent of the law. 

In closing, I hope that when you run for public office again 
that the American people remember the defense you put up for a 
convicted felon when they go to the polls. I am glad to say that 
a vast majority of the American public feels as I do. 



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